Dina Vierny, opened her gallery in Paris in 1947,She asserted a strong independence of thought and action in the choice of artists she promoted. She pursued a unending battle to defend her policy: the love of the artists with whom she came into contact, the faithfulness she devoted to them, against all odds, The anniversary exhibition organised to mark the gallery’s 70 years doesn’t claim to have drawn up an inventory of the eclecticism of the artistic personalities shown during this period. It’s much more a way of transmitting and giving an idea of the openness , beyond the divisions between abstract and figurative. Olivier Lorquin, Dina Vierny’s son, has been part of this adventure for about thirty years.
Gallery’s director and organiser of this event he chose for the occasion a courageous and emulsive confrontation between different groups of artists who can’t be compared, neither for their era nor their style. But, however much they were forgotten, denied, or even banned by their contemporaries, Dina Vierny knew how to promote them, to bring them into the light, she fought to show the public their one common point: their talent, the expressive strength of their modernity. The modern French primitives (Bauchant, Bombois, Séraphine de Senlis, Jean Eve) dialogue on the gallery walls with the Russian non-conformists (Yankilevsky, Rabine, Boulatov, Kabakov) as well as Poliakoff.
Dina Vierny Gallery Anniversary Exhibition
January 25 to March 24, 2017
36 Rue Jacob